Charles Darwin University

CDU eSpace
Institutional Repository

CDU Staff and Student only

Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Email from Marshall Perron to Alex Somlyay MP, 29 October 2007

Document type: Archives
Citation counts: Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your CDU eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
Download this reading n2017_Perron_Euthanasia_Papers_Reduced_Page_1181.pdf 2017 Perron Euthanasia Papers_Reduced_Page_1181.pdf application/pdf; 47.01KB 0
Reading the attached file works best in Firefox, Chrome and IE 9 or later.

Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Email from Marshall Perron to Alex Somlyay MP, 29 October 2007
Alternative collection title Page 1181
Date range (approx.) 29 Oct 2007
Scope and contents Marshall Perron writes to Federal Queensland LNP representative Alex Somlyay criticising him for suggesting that Perron should be pursuing the Queensland Premier on the subject of voluntary euthanasia as it is a state not Commonwealth issue. Perron points out that Somlyay and his colleagues made it a Commonwealth issue when they overturned the NT Rights of the Terminally Ill Act in 1997.
Record Type Correspondence
Physical description Electronic Document - 1 Page
Language English
Language code eng
Collection created by Marshall Perron
Biographical history The Northern Territory was the first jurisdiction in the world to explicitly legalise euthanasia. The Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT) entered into law on 1 July 1996. The following year the Commonwealth Parliament intervened to overturn the Act. Section 50A was added to the Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978 to prohibit the Northern Territory from making laws in respect of euthanasia. The Rights of the Terminally Act was in force for 9 months, during which time four people died by medically assisted suicide through its provisions.
Provenance The NT Euthanasia Collection contains donations from a number of contributors. This item was donated by Mr Marshall Perron.
Subjects Voluntary Euthanasia
Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT)
Euthanasia Laws Act 1997 (Cth)
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Alex Somlyay
Peter Slipper
Warren Truss
Places Queensland
Northern Territory
Box list available? n/a
Item list available? n/a
Conditions governing access Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers should be aware that this collection may contain images or names of people who have since passed away.
Related material Please see folder list for the NT Euthanasia Collection (link below)
Location Arafura Research Archive
Institution Charles Darwin University, Darwin
Description for Link Folder list for NT Euthanasia Collection [CDU Arafura Research Archive]

© copyright

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in CDU eSpace. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact

Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 0 Abstract Views, 0 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Sun, 13 Feb 2022, 17:08:18 CST by Ben Heaslip